Oct 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
hillary clinton. he then enacted the biggest mandate in the history of the country. so i think the best way -- what i would suggest is don't go on defense. everybody in politics has these change positions. so you go after the president for some of those really dramatic flip-flops that he's had just like everybody else. >> rudy giuliani, the former mayor of new york, he's in denver helping the romney campaign get ready for a huge night, debate night in america. mr. mayor, thanks for joining us. >> thank you, wolf. take care. >> thank you. >>> and just ahead here in "the situation room," we're going to hear from the other side, stephanie cutter, the deputy cap pain manager for barack obama, she's going to join us live from denver as well. that's coming up later. our new poll shows voters have very definite ideas about who they expect will win tonight. gloria borger is standing by. she's got the numbers. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
as condescending. back when he told hillary clinton that she was likable enough, remember in 2008 during their debate? he's reportedly been practicing some zingers to use against the president. and while powerful sound bites get lots of plays in the days after the debate, remember where the beef commercial, stuff like that. it's questionable if a few good one-liners will be enough to put mitt romney in the white house. here's the question, what can mitt romney do to win the first debate? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile and post a blog or go to "the situation room" facebook page. >>> president obama's court looks different than it was when he was elected with two new justices he nominated. how could it change in four more years if he is re-elected? joe johns has been looking at this story. yesterday, joe, you did a whole piece on how the supreme court might be affected if mitt romney were elected. today you're looking at how the supreme court could be elected if the president is re-elected. >> right, wolf. if the president is re-elected we already have a pretty good road map to the kind of per
Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, it is for the former president, bill clinton. it is simply this, get out there. get on the trail, sir. i think he's going to be out there next week. bill clinton should be out there every single day. i don't know what the dynamic is currently between him and the president -- >> it's wonderful. he's advertising for the obama campaign. >> you know what, maybe president obama needs to change debate partners. maybe he needs to go practice with bill clinton. john kerry is not cutting it. >> he should have bill clinton in his ear the whole time the explainer in chief. i think if bill clinton, i think he should probably bring big bird with him. >> didn't big bird get fired? >> big bird, get a safe house. do it now. >> the bromance lasts until november. >> my advice is for joe biden. do not try to overwhen sate by going in there charging like the bulls of pam plo na in your debate. the only thing that may be worse than an overly passive barack obama is an overly aggressive joe biden. >> a bull in a china shop maybe. >> maybe. listen, if he's hard to control when he's on script, just imagine him unscripte
Oct 5, 2012 1:00pm PDT
president, clint it i simy ther get on the trail, sir. i think he's going to be out therxtweek.bi clinton should be out there every single day. i don't know what the dynamic is cueny n hiand teprident -- wonderful. he's advertising for the obama campaign. >> you know what, mbe present obama needs to ch te partners. ybe heeeds to go praice with bill clinto john kerry is not cutting it. >> he should have bill clinton h ear wh time t explainer in chief. i think if bill clinton, i think hehould probablyng big >> didn't bigird get red? >> big bird, get a safe house. do it now. >> the bromance lasts until november. >> my advice is for joe biden. not try to overwhen sate by go in th charging like the bulls of pam plo na in y debate. the only thing that may be worse than an overly passive barack obama is an overly aggressive joe >> a bul in a china shop maybe. >> maybe. listen, if he's hard to control when he's onscript, just imagine him unsced in a debate. >> but the american people still like him. >> yeah. still like h. >> he's a likable guy. >> he's a regular joe. >> i think all republicans sh
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. >> morning, y'all. good to be with you. >> reporter: hillary clinton was mocked as kentucky fried hillary when she went over the top at an african-american church. >> i come too far from where i started from. >> reporter: in this case -- hillary was actually performing lines from a gospel hymn made famous by reverend james cleveland. what the politicians do is not to be confused with an actual medical condition called foreign accent syndrome. it changed this florida woman's accent following a stroke from this -- >> we've got fabulous things -- >> reporter: to this. >> i felt like i was going bloody crazy. >> reporter: for politicians, acquiring an accent -- >> the miracle of that baby -- >> reporter: sometimes can't be overcome.
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
the tax rates in the united states, where they were during the bill clinton administration in '90s when the economy was doing just fine. what's wrong with that argument? >> nothing. but -- you need to do -- if you are going go down that path you have do that over time. can't do that cold turkey. i mean, that's just too much of a hit for our after-tax income. particularly in the context of what is still a very weak economy. if you want to go down that path, again, i don't think we need to, between don't need to see tax rates rise that much. if you want to go down that path, only way to make logical sense of that is phase that in over time so people can digest that and wouldn't push us back into a recession. i don't think we need go down that path. we need tax revenue, we need to see additional tax revenues generated. we don't need to see that much general rayed. that would be counter-produce. >> what if they let the taxes lapse for the wealthiest americans which is what president obama wanted those families making more than $250,000 a year, individuals making more than $200,000 a year, w
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
rate we had when bill clinton was president created 23 million new jobs, went from deficit to surplus. and look, the whole economy does well when taxes are, you know, kept low for middle class families and working families because when you guys have a little extra money in your pocket, you spend it. you have to on basic necessities. and that means business has more customers. and they make more profits they then hire more workers. and the economy as a whole begins to grow. but to do that and reduce the deficit at the same time, we've got to ask folks who can afford it to do a little bit more. now, last night this may have actually been the real mitt romney because he ruled out raising a dime on taxes on anyone ever no matter how much money they make ruled out closing those loopholes that are giving $4 billion of corporate welfare to the oil companies, refused to even acknowledge the loophole that gives tax breaks to corporations that move jobs overseas. when he was asked what he would do to actually cut spending and reduce the deficit, he said he'd eliminate public television funding.